Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mark Your Calendar for the Next Crud Cruiser Event

It’s that time of year again! The Crud Cruiser is rolling into town later this month so you have time to clean house and get rid of toxic paints, chemicals, and other hazardous materials that need special handling.

The City of Southlake is again partnering with Fort Worth Environmental, Expanco Documents, Republic Waste and Texas Recovery Systems to provide an easy way for residents to dispose of household hazardous waste, documents and electronics.

On Saturday, October 28, 2017 residents can bring items to the Mobile Crud Cruiser at 1085 South Kimball Avenue (Dragon Stadium) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or until full. The entry to the event is on the south side of the stadium.

Items that will be accepted:

  • Automotive fluids
  • Batteries
  • Cleaners & chemicals
  • Cooking oil
  • Lawn/garden/pool chemicals
  • Light bulbs
  • Paint & painting supplies. (If you have water based or latex paint you can completely dry out the paint and place it in your regular household trash.)

Texas Recovery Systems will also be onsite to take your old electronics. You can dispose of e-waste items including:

    • CD/DVD drives
    • Cell phones
    • Computers (hard drives, monitors, laptops, cables etc.)
    • Printers, ink cartridges, and keyboards
  • NO TELEVISIONS
  • If you are disposing of a CRT monitor there will be a $10.00 charge. All other items are free of charge

Expanco Documents will be shredding documents on site. Shredding documents helps eliminate or reduce possible identity theft. Take advantage of the opportunity to shred your old documents free of charge. Residents should bring their items to Dragon Stadium and look for our DPS volunteers and staff. They will be on hand to help guide drivers to the appropriate (separate) lines to drop off their disposable items.

The entry for all disposals will be on the south side of the stadium. It’s a fast and convenient way for our residents to drop off any old materials that they want to dispose of in one location. Remember, it will be on a first come, first serve basis until the trucks are full.

Fast Facts From Spring 2017 Event

During the Spring 2017 event, Southlake residents disposed of a large quantity of household products!
  • 15,000 pounds of paint was collected
  • 5,065 pounds of paper was shredded
  • 5,042 pounds of electronics was recycled

If you are not able to make it to the October Crud Cruiser event, hazardous materials are collected at the Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center at 600 Bridge Street in Fort Worth. You can call ahead to verify hours of operation at (817) 392-3279.

If you would like additional information on all of the items that will be accepted for the Crud Cruiser event please visit the Fort Worth Environmental website http://bit.ly/1ly67d6 or contact Renni Burt at 817-748-8349.

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